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What Will The Equinox Be Best At Finding?

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22 minutes ago, ignas said:

Hi Chase,

Thanks for the advice & info. Totally understand a newbie can be unaware/unrealistic, over purchase & lose interest quickly. Also aware it's for fun & rarely pays for the beer money let alone equipment, fuel, effort etc. 

After looking at the prices of a 7000, 5000, 2300 the Equinox is light relief. I've done quite a bit of research, been detecting with a newbie friend who purchased the 2300 first up. Talk about the blind leading the blind (now experts at cleaning up ferro trash). The joke being we could have opened up as scrap metal franchise. 

I may consider it as an allrounder & entry level gold detector & if I get serious I could up grade to a specialist gold detector as required. As you say it will probably hold it's value for resale, though from reading about other people's equipment it would most likely complement rather than a replacement in one's arsenal. 

 

Paul,

Sounds like you got it all sorted and cannot argue with your logic at all.  If you are going to ultimately go with the outstanding GPZ or GPX detectors for gold (I own a 4800 but for relic hunting in hot ground not for the gold hunting it was designed for) you will find  the Equinox to be a great complimentary detector and will likely be well served to retain it, as you suspected.  Now we just have to wait for Minelab to deliver on their end with the Equinox.  Happy Hunting - its a great time full of surprises so welcome to the insane asylum.  Lol..

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Hi Steve,

Thanks for the welcome & the considered & thoughtful response.

Looks like I'll be waiting for some reports to come out. Glad you have set up this forum & not allowing the biased & opinionated comments to come through. It's a relief to see the fake news is is not getting heard. There has been a tad too much of that lately. 

I'm assuming the Gold Monster would have most of it's problems in Western Australia where the iron ore is abundant & the eastern states have less of an issue. More research for me to do before considering it. Having sorted that out it could be be a case of seeing how good the Equinox's gold detection is in comparison to the next best other specialist gold detector in my price range.

Will be looking forward to you & Jonathan's reports in due course. 

Cheers.

 

 

 

 

 

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28 minutes ago, Chase Goldman said:

Happy Hunting - its a great time full of surprises so welcome to the insane asylum.

Yeah, what with the learning of the equipment, the interference, digging up the false alarms & the Aussie sun beating down on my half bald noggin I'm sure the experts in the asylum will be equally confused trying to detect the short circuit.

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Hopefully it will be best at everything . But first it has to find its way into owners hands .

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On January 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM, mn90403 said:

My question is 'What will this detector be best at?'  (Maybe I'm repackaging the same question from another thread ... so many I haven't read them all. )

Minelab says:

(Coming Soon) With innovative NEW multi-frequency technology, the EQUINOX Series redefines all-purpose detecting for the serious enthusiast. Equally adaptable for all target types and ground conditions, just set your detecting location and go!

With the added functionality of Gold Mode, High Frequency 20/40 Hz., Wireless audio accessories and Advanced settings, the EQUINOX 800 offers extra versatility.

Mitchel

Nice license plate.

Gonna have a Equinox plate too??

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My Equinox plate say Love (a heart) My 800

Equinox was already taken and I couldn't get EQX 800

Mitchel

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Welcome to the forum ignas. Best of luck with your choice on a detector.

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Steve ....... to my knowledge this will be the ONLY machine that is truly a do it all...... we just have noting to compare it to.   I believe whats really got people excited is the price tag for what they will be getting.    Lets face it....... this machine raises the eyebrows of about anyone wanting to hunt with the added freq ect.  They can now dabble in areas before they just couldnt justify buy a separate machine for.    This is going to be a fun detector........... has ML raised the bar and set the standard in true multi use machines?

Dew

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21 hours ago, BeachHunter said:

Welcome to the forum ignas. Best of luck with your choice on a detector.

Thanks BeachHunter. So in a couple of years time ML will come out with an even better machine & I will want that too!

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7 hours ago, ignas said:

Thanks BeachHunter. So in a couple of years time ML will come out with an even better machine & I will want that too!

As long as they evolve as fast as you do. Good luck.

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